Recloose – Dust (ft. Joe Dukie)

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Protege of Carl Craig, released this single with lead vocals by Joe Dukie.   Track has a mixture of Afro beat, dub, house, soul and a splash of pop lyrics.   Gilles Peterson named this tune the track of the year for 2006.  

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/recloose-dust-ft-joe-dukie.mp3]

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Buy Album:   Cardiology

Here’s a video from another track from Recloose called “Mana’s Bounce”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFzkHfEG0a8]

SJD – I Wrote This Song For You

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Kinda electro pop, kinda beck and kinda Flight of the Concords.     This track is taken off of Sean James Donnelly’s fourth album called Songs from a dictaphone.

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/sjd-songs-from-a-dictaphone.mp3]

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Candie Payne – By Tomorrow

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Candie Payne hails form Liverpool and has that revival Motown sound I love, think Amy Winehouse and The Pipettes meets St. Etienne.   This track would fit nicely on a James bond sound track, I’m of course taking about a 1960’s Sean Connery, “BOND, JAMES BOND” version.

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/candie-payne-by-tomorrow.mp3]

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Buy Album: I Wish I Could Have Loved You More

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9BYN0e3IDU]

 

Mocean Worker – Shake ya Boogie

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 Nice mix of samples, loops and real instrumentation. This track mixes 1930’s swing/Cab Calloway coolness, old big band music, electronic wizardry, and modern beats.

This track is taken off of Mocean Workers fifth album called appropriately enough, “Cinco De Mowo

[audio:http://highrize.wordpress.com/files/2007/09/mocean-worker-shake-ya-boogie.mp3]

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Buy Album: Cinco De Mowo!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6TKKK1YsAY ]Mocean Worker – Shake ya Boogie]